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Tajdid (renewal) and Islah (reform) tendencies of Islam in the post-communist Albania

Shehu, Fatmir Mehdi (2018) Tajdid (renewal) and Islah (reform) tendencies of Islam in the post-communist Albania. In: II International Bolghar Readings “Renewal tendencies in the Islamic world: theological heritage and modernity”, 23-25 Dec 2018, Bolgar City, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper seeks to study the revival of Islam in Albania through Tajdid (renewal) and Islah (reform) tendencies carried out by the Albanian Muslim community after the fall of communism in 1990. The objective of this study is to show the role of Tajdid and Islah activities towards the restoration of Islam in the post-communist Albania. This research is very significant as it highlights the renewal process of Islam in Albania. This paper starts with a brief introduction on Albanians and their religious identity, and then, continues with the examination of: (1) restoration of Islamic educational institutions and places of worship, and (2) reformation of Muslim’s identity and belongingness. The descriptive and analytical methods are utilized. The expected outcomes of this scientific study will add new insights to the exiting literature on Tajdid and Islah tendencies of Islam in Muslim world especially in Albania.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tajdid (renewal), Islah (reform), Albania, post-communism, religious identity.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP170 Works in defense of Islam. Islamic apologetics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life

B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP190.5 Islamization of Knowledge
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Asst. Prof FATMIR SHEHU
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2019 12:44
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2019 12:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/70123

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